On Thursday, the Hutto City Council approved its proposed tax rate of 63.1351 cents per $100 of taxable value for the fiscal 2020 budget, which the city says will provide funding and personnel necessary to carry out the 2018 bond projects that were approved by voters in November.
“This budget reflects the council’s forward vision in providing what the citizens of Hutto expect, including increased public safety, streets and drainage improvements and the revitalization of our city parks,” Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said. “Some of the projects coming up include Live Oak and Taylor Streets, improvements to our parks and the new Justice Center. The city manager and his staff have diligently worked to provide a budget that will allow us to deliver those projects in the most cost-effective and responsible way.”
The budget provides for 13 new public safety staff, as well as the addition of public works employees, to begin construction on street and drainage projects throughout the city. It also provides the necessary funding to cover the city’s bond debt.
“Our CFO and her staff have done an outstanding job in outlining options that provide for our residents while allowing us to remain fiscally responsible to our taxpayers,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “We look forward to getting to work to provide the citizens with what they have asked for.”